Why Do I See $0 for My YouTube Royalties in My Dashboard?

The amounts paid out to us was too little to be reported.

The reason you see YouTube royalties in your Royalty Dashboard with $0.00 is that the amount paid out to us was too little to be reported. Essentially these lines mean you generated Mirco-pennies (i.e less than 1 cent) for that amount reported to us.

The majority of collection societies will not report amounts in royalty statements that total to less than 1 cent. This does not mean you are not getting paid for these views/streams, it just means the amount paid is too little to be reflected in your statements. 

Check out our YouTube Royalties Webinar to learn more.

YouTube Tool Update - 11/21/2023: Songtrust has recently removed the functionality to manually claim YouTube videos within our app. This is because when you opt into YouTube monetization, we deliver all your songs, along with ISRC information, to YouTube’s Content ID System automatically. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the dashboard experience, we found that manually claiming videos only created duplicate records in our system. You can be confident that videos that qualify to be monetized are already being claimed on your behalf.

To learn more about YouTube’s monetization thresholds and eligibility, click here.


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